Symfony 4 upload images using EasyAdmin

Symfony 4 upload images using EasyAdminHassan JuniediBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingApr 17If you are working on Symfony 4 project and using EasyAdmin as a backend dashboard you may have noticed that uploading images and files is not supported out of the box and that can be annoying to a lot of developers including me.

So in this quick tutorial I will demonstrate how to upload images easily .

In this tutorial I assume that you have a working Symfony project with EasyAdmin installed.

Setup Entitylets assume you are working on article entity and you want to upload featured image .

class Article{ /** * @ORMId * @ORMGeneratedValue(strategy="AUTO") * @ORMColumn(type="integer") */ private $id; /** * @ORMColumn(type="string") */ private $title; /** * @ORMColumn(type="text") */ private $body; /** * @ORMColumn(type="string") */ private $image;}The type of image property will be string as we are going to store the path of image on the server not the image it self in DB.

Setup EasyAdminOpen the config file for easy admin and update Article entity as the following.

in this config we tell easy admin to treat $image field as a file.


yamleasy_admin: entities: Article: class: AppEntityArticle new: fields: – 'title' – 'body' – {property: 'image', type: 'file'}After we update the config our article form will be look something like the photo below.

Create Upload ServiceNext we will create a service to save images on the server with one function called saveToDisk(UploadedFile $image) that takes one argument of type UploadedFile.

When we will call this function it will save the uploaded file to the root of Symfony project in uploads/images/{year}/{month}/{day} and will return the path of saved image .


g: uploads/images/2019/04/17/2fc2e83775ae.

jpegNote: you will have to validate the file before saving to the disk.

use SymfonyComponentHttpFoundationFileUploadedFile;use SymfonyComponentHttpKernelKernelInterface;class ImagesService{ private $kernel; public function __construct(KernelInterface $kernel) { $this->kernel = $kernel; } function saveToDisk(UploadedFile $image) { $uploadDirectory = 'uploads/images/'.

date("Y/m/d"); $path = $this->kernel->getProjectDir().

'/public/' .

$uploadDirectory; $imageName = uniqid() .


' .

$image->guessExtension(); $image->move($path, $imageName); return '/'.


'/' .

$imageName; }}Create Event SubscriberNow we have to subscribe to pre_persist event of EasyAdmin to save the uploaded file and assign the path of saved image to $image property of Article entity.

namespace AppSubscriber;use AppEntityArticle;use AppServiceImagesService;use SymfonyComponentEventDispatcherEventSubscriberInterface;use SymfonyComponentEventDispatcherGenericEvent;use SymfonyComponentHttpFoundationFileUploadedFile;use SymfonyComponentHttpFoundationRequest;class PostImageSubscriber implements EventSubscriberInterface{ private $imagesService; public function __construct(ImagesService $imagesService) { $this->imagesService = $imagesService; } public static function getSubscribedEvents() { return array( 'easy_admin.

pre_persist' => array('postImage'), ); } function postImage(GenericEvent $event) { $result = $event->getSubject(); $method = $event->getArgument('request')->getMethod(); if (! $result instanceof Article || $method !== Request::METHOD_POST) { return; } if ($result->getImage() instanceof UploadedFile) { $url = $this->imagesService->saveToDisk($result->getImage()); $result->setImage($url); } }}That’s it now when ever we create an article the image will be saved to the server and the path of saved image will be stored in article $image property.

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